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Economic Impact on Training Investments
The priorities in spending on areas of learning services appear to have shifted as a result of the economic crisis. Custom content development now appears the biggest priority for learning services. Last year, needs assessments were the most important services investment, but this year, only half as many enterprises expect to increase their spending on needs assessments.Overall, fewer companies expect increases in investments in learning services as compared to learning technologies, though about the same percentage expect a decrease.In the next one to two years, companies plan to use external providers most often for hosting, content development and classroom delivery. This is fairly consistent with spending on external providers over the past few years. Hosting, content development and classroom delivery have long been the most popular uses of external providers. For the most part, frequency of engaging with external providers is also declining, consistent with the trends reported above.
Companies are continuing to invest in their technology infrastructure. However, fewer are planning to increase their spending. More CLOs expect to invest in collaborative software than other technologies, but fewer in 2010 than in 2009. Overall, only about 8 percent of enterprises expect to decrease their spending on technologies. The percentage of enterprises that will be increasing their investment in specific technologies is significantly lower than in previous years.
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